Over the weekend, Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Stephen Wheeles tweeted about pulling somebody over for going too slowly in the left lane on the highway. Since then his post has blown up, which gives me hope that maybe people around America will get a clue and kindly get out of the fast lane…
Firefighting helicopters have been able to scoop water from the ground for some time, but this new tech allows them to do it without needed people standing by to tend the process. Either way, it’s pretty cool to watch.
This video of a motorcyclist riding one long-ass wheelie through St. Louis has been floating around for a day or so. Since the clip opens with the bike next to a cop car, you might think it’s about to be skull-cracking time. But surprisingly the police appear to be uncharacteristically pro-wheelie here.
Police in the SoCal city of Santa Ana report they were tracking an individual named Antonio Padilla this week when he appeared to carjack an Audi, crash into a curb and take off on foot. Multiple cop cars and a helicopter were involved in the pursuit, but a flying dog named Puskas shut it down.
The California Highway Patrol has successfully rescued a chihuahua using the quick reflexes of a motorcycle cop and the penetrating stare of infrared camera mounted to an airplane.
It’s nice to think of cops as the appointed “dads” of a community. Or like friendly characters in the first act of a Disney movie. This clip from Officer Martin Folczyk’s dashcam illustrates, well, exactly that.
All I want for Christmas is to go to the California Highway Patrol’s car handling camp. Who knew learning how not to drive would be so much fun? I mean, now that I think about it, we all should have figured.
Ruger the black lab must have good instincts. Or maybe he’s seen some Disney movies. Lost on a cold winter night, he hopped into an open police car and curled up on the passenger seat all cute-like. When the officer discovered the dog riding shotgun, the dog got a free lift home.
I always thought it made sense for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to use high-performance Ford Raptor pickup trucks. You need a lot of horsepower to move swiftly through sand, after all. But apparently CBP forgot to actually teach its officers how to use these things because, yikes.
A police chase raged all over Los Angeles last night as LAPD chased a stolen Mercedes CLS driven by an armed suspect. The pursuit only ended when the suspect slammed directly into a dividing barrier and was flung halfway across a highway. Amazingly, the guy walked away from the wreck. Does he have that tank-like Benz…
The Michigan State Police has conducted its own torture tests on pretty much all the cars, SUVs and motorcycles American cops are driving today. Preliminary results are in– check them out and see if your car’s faster than your local law enforcer.
At least two suspects are still at large after shooting 14 rounds at a police car in a high speed pursuit. All this was witnessed by the cruiser’s dash cam and a ride-along passenger, who was reduced to tears as she was hit with windshield glass broken by bullets.
The Boeing 747-400 Global SuperTanker can put out fires just about anywhere, carrying 19,200 gallons of fire suppressant at close to 600 MPH. It’s a heroic beast to behold, and now you can climb all over the entire thing with this complete and controllable virtual walkthrough.
Michael “Smitty” Smith is credited with more than 42 years of service with the Houston, Texas fire department, and started a well-deserved retirement in June. But when he saw his old crew battling a three-alarm blaze on TV news, he suited up one last time and stepped in to help.
Imagine if you took the engine from a Jet Ski, strapped it to a wakeboard and pointed it “down.” That’s essentially the concept of the flyboard which, turns out, also makes a decent firefighting apparatus.
An alleged street racer meetup in Los Angeles turned deadly this weekend when undercover California Highway Patrol officers shot and killed the driver of a truck they say turned and drove toward them after a pursuit. The truck’s passenger was also injured by gunfire.
Does Captain America work at the Texas Department Of Public Safety or what? Probably, and here’s some solid evidence.
Security at this year’s NY Heritage of Pride Parade will come with a strong display of solidarity with the LGBT community. It’s nice to see the police lead with an inclusive example, and frankly, the car looks good this way.
Is this the most equipment and manpower a law enforcement agency has ever devoted to a meme?